1. Oregon Ducks (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) 72 points (6 first place votes)
Last week: 62-38 W vs. Washington State Cougars
This week: vs. No. 12 UCLA Bruins
The Ducks continue to roll. Somehow, every season the Cougars give Oregon a fight for the first half. But, like everyone else, they eventually fall by the wayside to a dominant Oregon team.
2. Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) 66 points
Last week: 24-10 W vs. No. 12 UCLA Bruins
This week: @ No. 25 Oregon State Beavers
The Cardinal bounced back nicely from their upset at Utah. That was probably an anomaly and the Cardinal should take take of business in Corvallis this weekend.
3. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) 57 points
Last week: 53-24 W vs. Washington Huskies
This week: Bye
I think I was in the majority thinking that the Huskies were going to blow the doors off ASU. The Sun Devils hadn’t looked particularly impressive at any point in the season, but play like a top-15 team at home. They get a bye this week before heading to Pullman.
4. UCLA Bruins (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) 53 points
Last week: 24-10 L @ No. 6 Stanford Cardinal
This week: @ No. 3 Oregon Ducks
Judging by some Twitter reactions, it seems like Bruins fans are freaking out just like Huskies fans are. A message to both fan bases: Stop. Both teams are very talented and each team can still put together a nice season. UCLA’s real test comes this weekend in Eugene against the Ducks.
5. Oregon State Beavers (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) 52 points
Last week: 49-17 W vs. California Golden Bears
This week: vs. No. 6 Stanford Cardinal
The Beavers haven’t laid an egg since their loss to Eastern Washington in Week 1. The offense doesn’t look like it will be stopped, but there are still serious questions about the defense. Most expected them to be 7-0 going into this week, so it’s hard to be too impressed with their play so far.
6. Washington Huskies (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) 40 points
Last week: 52-24 L @ Arizona State Sun Devils
This week: vs. California Golden Bears
“That was embarrassing.”